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Organizing your project
Here are some places where you can find guidance on the library website:
General databases: primary and secondary source
History Study Center (ProQuest)
A collection of primary and secondary sources on global history from ancient times to the present day.
A broad collection of scholarly journals. This is not a current issues index; most articles are at least three years old.
MAS Ultra (EBSCO)
Search a wide selection of reference sources, academic journals, popular magazines, images and primary source documents.
Points of View (EBSCO)
Perspectives and analysis on hundreds of current topics.
RAND State Stats
US state data from over 300 databases from the RAND Corporation. Maps are not loading properly (yet) but all other data is available.
The ACLU works on many civil rights issues from a generally progressive standpoint.
Equal Justice Initiative
This organization works in the areas of racial justice, mass incarceration, conviction of minors, and the death penalty.
The Innocence Project
This organization works to overturn wrongful convictions.
The Marshall Project
An organization that works with criminal justice issues.
Sexual Assault on Campus
Background and news stories from the National Association of Independent College and Universities.
Supreme Court sites
Legal information and full text of many Supreme Court cases.
Information about Supreme Court cases beginning in 1821.
Information and analysis of current and pending Supreme Court cases.
Supreme Court of the United States
Transcripts and information about Supreme Court cases from 1991 - 2020.
American Policy Directory
A large list of policy agencies and think tanks, from University of Oregon.
A list of think tanks categorized by political leaning, from the New York Times.
Think Tank Search
Harvard University's search tool can help you find think tanks doing research on your topic.
Think Tanks Guide
An annotated list of think tanks, from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy.
Research paper assistance
Need help deciding on a topic? Here are some places to start.
A collection of news feeds from the library website.
What's happening in the courts?